Fred N. McConnell

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Fred N. McConnell

March 07, 1924 - December 15, 2018

Fred N. McConnell Fred N. McConnell, 94, of New Castle passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at his residence.
Born March 7, 1924, in New Castle, he was a son of the late William N. and Louise (Kindler) McConnell.
On Aug. 16, 1947, he married his wife of 64 years, Joan S. (Savonik) McConnell. She preceded him in death on July 25, 2012.
Mr. McConnell was a World War II veteran, serving as a pilot with the 386th Bomb Group, Army Air Corps.
He remained employed by Enertech Electrical in Lowellville, Ohio, as a project engineer, up until the time of his death.
Fred was of the Presbyterian faith, serving as a trustee at both Northminster and Third Presbyterian churches.
Fred's greatest joy and satisfaction in life was time spent with his family and contributing to his employer's success.
Along with his parents and wife, Joan, Fred was preceded in death by an infant brother, William McConnell.
Fred is survived by his daughter, Maureen (Larry) Smith of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Mark (Gerry) McConnell of Twinsburg, Ohio, and Michael N. (Alice) McConnell of Birmingham, Alabama; a sister, Jean (William) Kelly of Rumson, New Jersey; and three grandchildren, Michael P. (Jennifer) McConnell, Megan (Andrew) Yarger and Kevin McConnell.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Matthew Bupp officiating.
Burial will be at Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made in Fred's honor to The City Rescue Mission, 319 S. Croton Ave., New Castle, Pa. 16101; or the donor's favorite charity.
Online condolences may be viewed or offered to the family by visiting cunninghamfh.com.
Published on December 18, 2018
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Thursday December 20, 2018

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA, USA

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Friday December 21, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA, USA

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Friday December 21, 2018

11:00 AM

R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, PA, USA

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Maureen
Dec 29, 2018
My dad. You gave me life. You were my mentor, my advisor, my occasional "partner in crime", my best friend. We shared stories, good and bad. We shared tears, happy and sad. I am a strong person because of your strength. You showed your strength when mom died, not falling apart but instead we shared stories and good times. I stayed strong because of you. I will always be your little girl, yet you molded me into the woman I am today. Smart, compassionate, level-headed, a good business person. I didn't get to tell you goodbye. Maybe that is how you and God planned this. Mike, Mark, Michael, Megan, Kevin and I are on our own now, blessed with the lessons you taught us and able to car...ry on. I will miss you but I will always here your voice, your sound advice, your laughter. Hold mom's hand for eternity. You have earned this rest, my angel. I will always love you with all my heart.

Your loving daughter.
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Deborah Mooney Davis
Dec 19, 2018
Sending my deepest sympathy to Mark and family.